Photo Credit: Cover Art from Sublime’s Self-Titled Third Studio Album

A new biopic is being directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, Hunger Games) and written by Chris Mundy (Criminal Minds, Ozark), pertaining to reggae-rock royalty Sublime, who entered the music scene in 1988, and rose to prominence in the ‘90s with the release of three studio albums and hit songs like “What I Got,” “Santeria” and “Wrong Way.” 

The group’s original members, drummer Bud Gaugh and bassists Eric Wilson will serve as executive producers, as well as their lead vocalist and guitarists, the late Bradley Nowell’s widow Troy and son, Jakob Nowell who will represent the deceased artist. 

Other executive producers include Scott Seine (Surfdog/DKM) and Cameron MacComony (About:Blank). Moreover, producers on the forthcoming project are Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin, Jenno Toping and David Ready, as well as Dave Kaplan (Surfdog/DKM), Peter Paterno (KHPS) and Lawerence. 

Sublime’s Gaugh and Wilson, in addition to the Nowell family, offered: “Wow–we can’t believe this is finally happening and we couldn’t be more honored and excited to have the great Francis Lawrence and Chris Mundy telling our story. We are so grateful to Peter Paterno and Dave Kaplan/Surfdog for their years of persistence and vision in getting this film going and thankful to Sony’s 3000 Pictures and Chernin Entertainment for believing in us and getting it on the big screen. We know Bradley’s talent and spirit will be part of this incredible journey.” 

Moreover, Sublime’s manager, Kaplan, shared, “We’re thrilled Sublime’s insanely cool and important story will finally be told. They were fearless and pioneering in bringing together so many musical genres, cultures, and lifestyles during their short time as a band, and their music is still influencing musicians and artists to this day. Peter Paterno and I spent the last six years searching for the right partners and we are pinching ourselves with this ‘Dream Team’ of Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva at 3000 Pictures, Francis Lawrence, Chris Mundy and the Chernin folks and can’t wait to see this film made”


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